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Undergraduate Researchers Excel


In April History undergraduate students took advantage of several opportunities to share their research projects. The Department of History offers undergraduate students research opportunities and many undergraduate researchers shared their work in poster and presentation formats at national and local venues.  Senior McKenna Williamson and junior Elizabeth Satterfield attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at University of Central Oklahoma from April 4th to 7th . McKenna, mentored by Michele Stephens, presented her research on mental illness in early 20th century Mexico and               Haleigh Posey Explains her research        Elizabeth, mentored by                                                                            Jenny Boulware,  presented her research on the history of  the Sunnyside neighborhood based on property narratives. McKenna and Elizabeth are the first History students to share their research at the NCUR supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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Elizabeth Satterfield presented research at Undergraduate Research Day

On April 14th, the History Graduate Student Association sponsored a Mini-Conference for graduate students to present their research and included a panel for undergraduate researchers. Senior Haleigh Posey, mentored by Katherine Aaslestad, presented the paper she delivered at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference, “The Role of Letters during the Napoleonic Wars.”  Senior Morgan McMinn, mentored by Kate Staples, presented her research on medieval monastic practices, “A comparative Approach to the Treatment of Gender in Monastic Visitations: Diocese of Lincoln, 1420-1449.”  Later that same day at the 2018 Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Honors College, senior Haleigh Posey presented her research poster, , “Smuggling Scientific Letters through the Napoleonic Blockade”  and junior Elizabeth Satterfield, mentored by Hal Gorby, presented her poster, “Swiss Settlement in Randolph County, West Virginia: Land Deals, Policies, and Community Building.”  The Department of History is very proud of these industrious students and urges undergraduates to engage in research experiences.udg research

Morgan McMinn and Haleigh Posey present at the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) Mini-Conference.